Can neuroscience help us understand art?

Neuroaesthetics is a term that has been invented to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience, and over the years has become a hot research field. It is not unusual for scientists and theorists of art to collaborate on papers that find their way into top scientific journals. But, how these two disciplines…

Why do we like fractals so much?

I’ve recently started to get more motivated in reading and writing about different things and not only focus on my PhD research line. I reckon that opening the spectrum of knowledge across different research fields and disciplines might give me more resources and tools to have widespread thinking not only in my scientific career but…

Exploring the Art hidden in Pi

Since 2013, scientist and data graphics guru Martin Krzywinski, who is both a scientist and data artist, has been celebrating “Pi Day” by visualizing the outstanding mathematical value in original and fascinating ways. This year, inspired by the recent announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO scientists, Martin has dropped a complex new…